I-39/90 Expansion Project

Illinois state line to Madison, Dane and Rock counties

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Weekly Construction Update: October 25-29

Posted: October 22, 2021

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All lane restrictions, road and ramp closures, and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.

Access remains open to area businesses in the project area. Please continue to patronize the area businesses!

In the following work zones:

  • Two lanes remain OPEN each way during daytime hours and weekends. Be alert for crossovers, don’t tailgate and drive with caution through all work zones!
  • Nightly single lane closures (8 p.m. – 5 a.m. Monday-Friday) may occur on I-39/90 northbound and southbound in the following work zones. Minor delays may occur during these lane closures.
  • Only CLOSED roads are listed below; if a road is not listed, the road is OPEN.

Download the I-39/90 Construction Forecast graphic for October 25-29, 2021!

  • NOTE: This forecast is not inclusive of all work operations, and only shows major traffic impacts.

MADISON

I-39/90 and US 12/18 (Beltline) interchange area
County AB/Buckeye Road to south of the Beltline interchange
Anticipated construction completion: Mid-November 2021

  • I-39/90 traffic shifted from Buckeye Road south through the Beltline interchange (Exit 142 A-B). Please be alert for lane shifts and reduced speed limits.
    • I-39/90 northbound lanes shifted onto the new alignment, adjacent to the southbound Interstate lanes, through the Beltline interchange. Watch for new traffic patterns.
      • Northbound Interstate ramp to westbound US 12/18 (Beltline) is a right-side exit shortly after the Ho Chunk Gaming Casino. Pay attention to the signage!
    • I-39/90 southbound lanes split after passing under County AB / Buckeye Road overpass.
      • Southbound – keep left; US 12/18 – keep right.
    • Traffic from US 12/18 ramps to I-39/90 northbound shifted onto new concrete pavement from Femrite Drive to the railroad bridge.
  • I-39/90 northbound ramp CLOSED to US 12/18 westbound (Exit 142 A) in Madison.
    • 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday night (Oct. 25); backup date is Tuesday night (Oct. 26)
    • Drivers should follow the signed detour route.
  • Nightly lane closures on I-39/90 northbound and southbound in the Beltline interchange area.
    • 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights (October 25-28)
    • 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Friday night (October 29)
  • Nightly lane closures on eastbound US 12/18 and eastbound US 12/18 ramp to I-39/90 northbound in the Beltline interchange area.
    • 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights (October 25-28)
    • 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Friday night (October 29)
  • Nightly lane closures on southbound I-39/90 ramp to westbound USH 12/18 in the Beltline interchange area.
    • 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights (October 25-28)
    • 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Friday night (October 29)
  • I-39/90 northbound ramp CLOSED to US 12/18 eastbound (Exit 142 B) until until Tuesday (Oct. 26).
    • In the meantime, drivers should follow the signed detour route.
  • Femrite Drive under I-39/90 in Madison CLOSED from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (Oct. 26 and Oct. 28-29).
    • Alternate local routes are required.
  • The I-39/90 southbound ramp will be CLOSED to westbound US 12/18 (Beltline) in Madison.
    • 2 a.m. Tuesday, November 2 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, November 3.
    • Motorists must use alternate routes via US 51/Stoughton Road to access US 12/18.
      • ​Exit 132 north of Madison to travel south on US 51.
      • Exit 135 A to US 151 south (East Washington Avenue) to US 51/Stoughton Road.
      • Exit 138 B for WIS 30 to US 51/Stoughton Road.
    • Drivers should anticipate delays on Stoughton Road due to the traffic diversion.
    • Read the details about this 27-hour ramp closure and download the I-39/90 alternate route map graphic.
  • Two Beltline interchange loop ramps CLOSED until mid-November 2021.
    • I-39/90 southbound exit loop ramp (Exit 142B) to eastbound US 12/18.
    • Westbound US 12/18 loop ramp (Exit 267A) to I-39/90 southbound.
    • Drivers should follow the signed detour route.
  • One lane CLOSED until mid-November on westbound US 12/18 from Millpond Road to the I-39/90 southbound loop ramp.
  • Read the I-39/90 and Beltline interchange construction operations.
    • Southbound I-39/90 work operations south of Femrite Drive will consist of grading and concrete paving.
    • Southbound I-39/90 work operation north of Femrite Drive will consist of nighttime concrete pavement removals.
    • Concrete paving and concrete barrier wall work continues in the northbound Interstate exit ramp to westbound US 12/18.
    • Northbound I-39/90 traffic switch at Exit 142A-B will take place on Monday night (Oct. 25). Ramp traffic will be shifted onto new pavement and Exit 142 B will open on Tuesday morning (Oct. 26).
    • Femrite Drive work operations will consist of removing temporary ramps to the Interstate work zones, ditch grading and pipe culverts along Femrite Drive by the Interstate bridges, and miscellaneous grading.

JANESVILLE

WIS 26/Milton Avenue and US 14/Humes Road interchanges, Janesville
Anticipated construction completion: Mid-November 2021

  • Nightly lane closures on I-39/90 northbound and southbound near the WIS 26 and US 14 interchanges.
    • 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights (October 25-28)
    • Plan ahead for slowdowns in this area.
  • I-39/90 is located on their respective sides through the US 14/Humes Road and WIS 26/Milton Avenue interchanges (Exit 171 A-B).
  • Two lanes are OPEN each way on WIS 26/Milton Avenue through the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI).
  • Daily lane closures on westbound US 14/Humes Road near the I-39/90 interchange in Janesville.
    • 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (Oct. 25-29)
    • Plan ahead and anticipate delays through this area.
  • Read the I-39/90 construction activities at the WIS 26 and US 14 interchanges.
    • Curb and sidewalk paving operations are ongoing for the WIS 26 Diverging Diamond Interchange.
    • Asphalt crews placed the final lift of asphalt on Kettering Drive intersection. Pavement markings will occur next week.
    • Crews continue work on I-39/90 southbound median barrier wall and right of way fence.
    • Polymer overlays are complete on I-39/90 northbound bridges at the interchange area.
    • Street lighting and traffic signal installation complete along WIS 26 and Kettering Drive intersections.
    • Restoration crews will continue to fine grade, place seed, erosion mat and rip rap at all available locations.
    • Excavation will continue the temporary widening of US 14 next week.
    • Temporary traffic signals will be installed next week along US 14.

BELOIT

I-39/90 and I-43/WIS 81 interchange area reconstruction, Beloit
Illinois state line to Hart Road | County X/Hart Road to Branigan Road
Anticipated construction completion: Early December 2021

  • Nightly lane closures on I-39/90 northbound and southbound near the Beloit interchange.
    • 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights (October 25-28)
    • Plan ahead for slowdowns in this area.
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Beginning Thursday night (Oct. 28), I-43 southbound traffic wishing to enter Beloit or access I-39/90 southbound must exit at County X/Hart Road (Exit 2). 
    • Advanced signage will direct motorists to exit I-43 at Hart Road.
    • Due to the interchange construction, that I-43 traffic will be detoured via Gateway Blvd. and Cranston Road to access Beloit.
    • Traffic traveling to southbound I-39/90 should follow Gateway Blvd. to the IL 75 interchange.
    • I-43 southbound traffic continuing to I-39/90 northbound will follow the new, permanent ramp configuration.
  • I-39/90 traffic located on respective sides between the Hart Road and Cranston Road overpasses.
    • All interchange ramps are OPEN at the Beloit interchange (Exit 185). Watch for new traffic patterns and follow signage for access to the interchange ramps.
  • I-43 traffic is located on the new WIS 81 lanes between I-39/90 and Gateway Blvd. Reduced speed limits from Hart Road to Beloit.
    • One lane remains OPEN each way. Watch for lane shifts and crossovers.
    • Be alert for construction equipment as bridge construction is taking place within the interchange area.
  • WIS 81/Milwaukee Road is reduced to one lane each way between Cranston Road and I-39/90. Plan ahead for delays.
    • Access remains OPEN to local businesses.
  • Gateway Boulevard is reduced to one lane in each direction from S. Turtle Town Hall Road west to the railroad tracks.
    • Access is maintained to local businesses, including Kerry Corporation.
  • Read the I-39/90 and I-43 construction operations near Beloit.
    • Deck pours are nearly complete for I-39/90 northbound ramp to I-43 northbound.
    • Restoration work along the interchange ramp slopes.
    • I-43 southbound ramp to I-39/90 northbound expected to open on Thursday night (Oct. 28). The other flyover ramps are anticipated to open in November.
    • Work continues for the reconstruction of the WIS 81 eastbound lanes from Ford Street/Freeman Parkway to the east.